Charles Klahm

Charles Klahm

Associate Professor
Policing scholar


Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Wayne State University

656 Walter Reuther Mall

Room 3253 FAB

Detroit, MI 48202

Curriculum vitae


Criminology & Criminal Justice

Charles Klahm

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Police decision-making

Police use of force

Media and crime

Police hiring and selection processes

Community perceptions of police


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Criminal Justice, June 2009
  • B.S., Northern Kentucky University, Sociology, December 2001

Selected publications

Klahm, Charles, Benjamin Steiner, and Benjamin Meade. (2017). Assessing the Relationship Between Police Use of Force and Inmate Offending (rule violations). Crime & Delinquency, 63(3), 267-295.

Wu, Yuning, Charles Klahm, and Nada Atoui. (in press). Fear of Crime among Arab Americans in a Culture of Fear. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Klahm, Charles and Rob Tillyer. (2015). Rethinking the measurement of officer experience and its role in traffic stop searches. Police Quarterly, 18(4), 343-367.

Donovan, Kathleen and Charles Klahm (2015). The Role of Entertainment Media in Perceptions of Police Use of Force. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(12), 1261-1281.

Courses taught by Charles Klahm

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022